Track Day Weekend–The Miata at VIR

9 Oct


Finally I could make it to an event at my favorite track, Virginia International Raceway (VIR).  It would be a chance for me to see what it was like to track a great handling, but low-powered car and brush out all the cobwebs that had accumulated in my high performance driving skills.

I had spent a good deal of time doing my best to sort out the Miata in preparation.  The brake fluid was fresh and there was plenty of pad material.  The car had been aligned and corner balanced a couple of times (thanks Performance Chassis!!) and I had decided to remove the rear anti-roll bar entirely.  The tires were filled to the desired pressure with nitrogen and had been scrubbed in on the street.

My reservations were all set a hotel about 20 minutes from the track and I had all my clothes packed.  I brought along…

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